Tim Donner: Attorney General Bill Barr has authorized prosecutors in the Department of Justice to look into allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Unsurprisingly, media organizations appear to be launching a concerted effort to decry the investigation and are making a case that no inquiry whatsoever should be taking place. Is this something the DOJ should be investigating, or is it a Don Quixote impossible dream to believe there was sufficient fraud in the casting and counting of ballots to overturn the current projections and give Donald Trump a second term?
Joining us to weigh in on these weighty questions and on a growing schism between Progressives and traditional Liberals in the House of Representatives is Libertynation.com Managing Editor, Mark Angelides. Welcome back, Mark.
Mark Angelides: Hi, Tim. Thanks for having me on.
TD: Always great to have you back. Now, in his memo, Attorney General Barr said: "Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election." But this type of investigation is a somewhat extraordinary thing for the nation's top law enforcement official to undertake. Do you think it's because of specific allegations that have come across Barr's desk or more the sum total of anecdotal stories forcing him to at least take a look into them for the sake of clarity if nothing else?
MA: Well, it's not egregious for the nation's top cop to be loo...